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Governing Body

Mission Statement

Growing and Learning in Faith

Our Mission is to develop the whole person in a Catholic learning community, to provide a loving Christian environment and to strive for excellence, equality, justice and fairness.

At St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School we aim for our young people to be:

  • strong and committed in the faith of Christ
  • confident of their personal worth
  • active in response to Christ’s call to care for others
  • responsible members of society

Hence we strive to:

  • achieve excellence in all aspects of our life and work
  • foster the spiritual growth of each member of our community
  • create a happy and successful learning environment
  • develop the full potential of each individual
  • prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
  • work in partnership with home, parish and the wider community

 

Structure and Committee Membership 
Full Governing Body (Meets six times per year)
Mrs C Nicholls (Chair)
Mrs J Mullins (Vice-Chair)
Admissions Committee (Meets as necessary) Finance & Premises Committee
(Meets six times per year)

Learning & Standards Committee
(Meets six times per year)

Mission & Pastoral Committee
(Meets six times per year)
Mrs J Mullins (Chair)  Miss V Morgan (Chair) Ms C Valsler (Chair) Mr P Bradshaw (Chair) (Chaplaincy)
Ms E Clark Mrs B McLaughlin Mr P Bradshaw  Ms E Clark
Miss V Morgan Mrs C Nicholls Mrs B McLaughlin Mrs J Lee
Mrs C Nicholls Mr S Spurrell Mrs J Mullins Mrs B McLaughlin
  Alderman M Sykes Mrs C Nicholls Mrs J Mullins
For Admission policy meetings only:   Miss M Woolfenden Mrs C Nicholls
Mrs B McLaughlin School Convener: Mrs D Davies (Business Manager) School Convener:  Mr K Magner Ms. C Valsler 
Mrs J Nunnerley   School Staff Attending:   Mr S Spurrell
    Mr E Walker  
      School Convener: Mrs A Woodley
Clerk: Mrs N Green Clerk: Mrs D Davies Clerk: Mrs N Green Clerk: Mrs J Hart
       
Personnel Committee (Meets six times per year) Disciplinary (Meets as necessary)    
Mrs M Morgan (Chair)      
Ms E Clark      
Mrs B McLaughlin      
Miss V Morgan      
Mrs J Mullins      
Alderman M Sykes      
       
School Convener:      
Mrs D Davies (Business Manager)      
       
Governors with Special Responsibilities:      
Chair of Governors Mrs C Nicholls Health & Safety Miss V Morgan/Mrs C Nicholls
Vice Chair of Governors Mrs J Mullins Learning Support (SEN) Ms C Valsler
Association of Bristol Governors Vacancy Numeracy & Literacy Mrs J Mullins
Safeguarding, Child Protection & Children in Care Ms C Valsler Disadvantaged Vacancy
Governors’ Induction & Training  All Governors Religious Education, Worship & Chaplaincy Mr P Bradshaw
E-Safety Ms E Clark Clerk to Governors Mrs N A Green

 

Governors’ at St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School — Bristol 2016/17  
Governors names Governor Type Start Date Termination date Resignation Date Pecuniary Interests
Mr Peter Bradshaw Diocesan 20/06/2015 19/06/2019   None
Ms Elizabeth Clark Parent 07/10/2014 06/10/2018   None
Mrs Jessica Lee Parent 07/10/2014 06/10/2018   None
Mrs B McLaughlin Ex Officio   31/03/2047   None
Mrs Michelle Morgan Diocesan 01/06/2015 31/05/2019   None
Miss Veronica Morgan Diocesan 01/09/2013 31/08/2017   None
Mrs Jo Mullins Full Governing Body 01/12/2015 30/11/2019   None
Mrs Catherine Nicholls Diocesan 01/08/2013 31/07/2017   None
Mr Stephen Spurrell Staff 14/12/2014 13/12/2017   None
Alderman Mary Sykes LA 19/05/2015 18/05/2019   None
Ms Clare Valsler Diocesan 01/03/2015 28/02/2019   None
Miss Madeline Woolfenden Associate Member 16/01/2017 15/01/2018   None
Mr Robert Morris Diocesan 01/09/2014 31/08/2018 16/06/2016 None
Mrs Amanda Walsh Diocesan 03/07/2013 02/07/2017 01/12/2015 None
Mr Phillip Gilpin Diocesan 01/06/2015 31/05/2019 13/01/2017 Deceased None
Father Matt Anscombe Diocesan 04/02/2016 03/02/2020 10/01/2017 None

 

Academic Year 2016-2017
Full Governing Body Minutes:

Term 1     Term 2     Term 3

 

Academic Year 2015-2016
Full Governing Body Minutes:

Term 1     Term 2     Term 3     Term 4     Term 5     Term 6

Attendance at Committees 2015-2016

Full Governing Body     Learning & Standards     Mission & Pastoral

Admissions     Finance & Premises     Personnel

 

Academic Year 2014-2015
Full Governing Body Minutes: 

Term 1     Term 2     Term 3     Term 4     Term 5     Term 6

Attendance at Committees 2014-2015

Full Governing Body     Learning & Standards     Mission & Pastoral      

Admissions     Finance & Premises      Personnel 

 

Latest News

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    Forty one pupils and five staff took part in a pilgrimage to Rome in October.  The pilgrimage was organised as part if the Year of Mercy and we visited all the main sights and attractions in Rome.  We also had the opportunity to participate in a pilgrimage to the Holy Door at St Peter...
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    A film crew came to our school to make an advert for us to show at a local event in The Galleries and Cribbs Causeway shopping areas. Our pupils behaved impeccably and were extremely professional. Throughout the two day shoot various pupils had parts to play such as saying a s...
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